1. the property of a continuous and connected period of time

Similar word(s): continuity

Definition categories: attribute, durability, enduringness, lastingness, strength

2. persistent determination

Similar word(s): doggedness, perseverance, persistency, pertinacity, tenaciousness, tenacity

Definition categories: attribute, determination, purpose

3. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior

Similar word(s): perseverance, perseveration

Definition categories: act, continuance, continuation

Sentences with persistence as a noun:

- You've got to admire his persistence. He's asked her out every day for a month even though she keeps turning him down.

- Once written to a disk file, the data has persistence: it will still be there tomorrow when we run the next program.